This Burgundy red wine is made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes from Marsannay, pressed in whole clusters, aged in barrels for 18 months, and blended and settled in stainless steel tanks. It has a nice ruby color, with an ABV of around 13%. It exudes a bouquet of red cherries, with notes of strawberry and raspberry. Fresh and vibrant on the palate, it has a medium body, with notes of soft red fruit, black cherry, and blueberry. Deep and elegant, it has a nice, precise finish.
The Sylvain Pataille Marsannay Clos du Roy Village is great to pair with your charcuterie. Try it with a variety of cured meats and cheeses. It’s great with roast lamb, or a grilled steak. Enjoy it also with a hefty meat-based pasta.
Sylvain Pataille has a relationship with wine that spans his whole life. His was not a family of vignerons, but his childhood was spent amongst the vines. His father, a bus driver, spent some afternoons helping his vigneron friend, bringing along Sylvain and his brother, Laurent. And every summer, they would visit their paternal great uncle’s domain in the Médoc. Sylvain grew up around wine and vines, and he knew that winemaking would be his career.
He attended school in Beaune for winemaking, studying, training, and learning all he could to fully prepare himself for his dream. Barely out of school. He started his own domaine in Marsannay, a village in the Côte de Nuits. He began in 1999 with only one hectare to his name, and steadily grew it to its current 15 hectares.
Aside from being a renowned vigneron, he is also consulting oenologist to some of the most illustrious domaines in the region. He has also become a leader in biodynamic and organic viticulture. All of his expertise has rendered him one of the most important figures in Burgundy.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.